Our Organization

Prosser Economic Development Association, a 501 c(3) non-profit organization is comprised of a cross section of representatives from private industry and public sectors. The association exists to recruit new business, retain existing businesses and promote the economic welfare and quality of living in the greater Prosser area. Major public funding partner are “City of Prosser“, “Port of Benton” and “Benton County“.

Mission Statement

Prosser is a center of excellence for agriculture and agri-tourism industries, providing a wealth of educational and experiential opportunities as well as a solid foundation for industry research, development, and production.

Board of Directors/Staff

Officers

Dr. Brian Sollers, President, Health Care                                                                             Howard Jensen, Vice President, Agriculture
Keith Sattler, Treasurer, Finance
Shannon Olsen, Secretary, Benton REA
Jane Hagarty, Past President, Port of Benton                                                                            Josh Mott, Past President, Tourism

Board Members

  • Peggy Douglas, Prosser Schools
  • Tyson Jones, Chamber
  • Dr. Michelle Moyer, WSU-IAREC
  • Rob Siemens, Transportation
  • Shon Small, Benton County
  • Jenny Sparks, Benton PUD
  • John Markus, Public Safety
  • Lindie Derrick, Real Estate
  • Don Aubrey, City of Prosser

Ex Officio Board Member

  • Scott Wingert
  • Deb Heintz

Staff

  • Neal Ripplinger, Executive Director
  • Taryn Baze, Office Manager